Treacherous Conditions

As Day 6 of Fashion Week rears its head, I’m sick of talking about the weather. On Friday, as fears of Nemo were building, schools closed, flights got cancelled, and all the divas attending the shows were subsequently worried about their lack of shoe choices. A shoe hoarder/lover myself, I also understood their dilemmas, but still insisted on ignoring the elements.

“Its going to be really slick out there and conditions will be dangerous,” said everybody, even my mother who is basking in the sun in Florida. Well, the rough wasn’t so bad. On Saturday at Lincoln Center after attending the Mara Hoffman and Hervé Leger shows, and after my daily tread to Milk Studios, among the UGG boots, parkas and knee boots surrounding me, were a surprising number of stilettos. But not for me. Knowing full well that stilettos are not ice picks, I chose a pair of sturdy white boots to strut my stuff. No, they are not snow shoes, but just in case of treacherous white-out conditions, they would hold up just fine. I almost chose my black Stella McCartney rubber-platform faux-leather boots, but instead dared to blend into the winter white out with these See by Chloe bootsnow on Sale!

Besides shoe follies, I have been playing the head games with myself this week, seeing how many days I can go with a different hat on my head. Day 1, slouchy beanie. Day 2, newsboy cap. Day 3, fedora. Day 4, neon pom-pom. Day, 5, a rainy Monday wool newsboy cap. Hats are great for shielding the elements, and take note, beanies et al. make quite the fashion statement . They have appeared in 90% of the collections thus far. On a scale from 1-10, here’s the thing. Snow – a disappointing 0. In the southern regions, practicality gets a -1. But my happiness, a glowing +6. And that, is everything.




Photography: Lydia Hudgens

What I’m wearing: Alexander Wang beanie, Linda Farrow for The Row sunnies, Rag & Bone sweater, Nili Lotan plaid shirt, Dannijo Vala necklace, Zara pants,  Reed Krakoff bag, See by Chloe booties, Topshop boyfriend coat.




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